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Hi,

 

Found this fantastic site via Google. I've read loads of threads / pages over the past few nights but was still wondering if anybody could help with basic info (apologies if it's staring me in the face.)

 

I've had a CC with (originally) Goldfish (now Barclaycard) since the late 90's. I was laid off last November and I've asked them repeatedly if they could help with / freeze the interest payments till I'm financially back on my feet / in work. They haven't, and the interest is crippling. I'm making basic monthly re-payments so it's going nowhere.

 

I'm completely knew to CCA requests or full & final payment letters etc etc....so first up, is it worth sending them a CCA? I'm in Scotland.

 

Appreciate any replies.

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Hello and Welcome, bl10.

 

Yes, by all means send them a CCA request...........

 

Letter 'N' in the library...................

 

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/general-debt-issues/20758-creditors-dcas-letter-templates.html

 

Send recorded, with a £1 postal order and don't sign it.

 

Also, do you know how many charges they have applied to the account, these can all be claimed back.

 

If you need any more help, just ask.

 

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Thanks very much, Scott.

 

I'll do it Monday. Dumb question, so apologies, but, do I leave the PO blank or make it payable to Goldfish or Barclaycard?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Hi,

 

I've always left mine blank, but you should make it payable to Barclaycard, or does it matter, maybe someone else would like to advise.

 

I'll move this thread to Barclaycard Forum.

 

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OK, no problem :) I'm sure they can fill it in themselves.

 

When they reply, post up their response so others can have a look and advise.

 

EDIT: Sorry, just realised thats what you've said :rolleyes:

 

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Hi BL,

 

You didn't answer Scott's Q about whether you've been charged penalties on the a/c.

 

If you have, you should set about reclaiming them. Read Link No1 in my signature below. If you don't have the last 6 years statements, send BC a SAR with £10.

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Hi Slick.

 

Yeah, there are late payment fees over the past decade on the Goldfish Credit Card. Have I read you right: I can successfully claim them back? if so, how?

 

I've also received a letter from Mercers.

 

Shall I make a payment to Barclaycard Goldfish direct whilst I'm waiting on the CCA reply?

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Hi BL,

 

Read the Reclaiming Guide at Link No1 in my signature below.

 

If you need the statements from BC, send a SAR with the £10 fee.

 

Make up your SOC on a site spreadsheet and send it to BC with this Prelim Letter - http://www.consumerforums.com/resources/templates-library/48-bank-templates/121-bookworm

 

If BC have not replied to your CCA request within 14 days, you can stop paying on the a/c. If a pay't is due before then, you should make at least the minimum pay't.

 

Send Mercers a letter saying you've sent a CCA request to BC and M's should therefore hold any collection action.

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Hiya,

 

If your original Goldfish card was with HFC which was then transfered to Morgan Stanley and Goldfish bank then I believe you may be in the same position as me. :)

Barclaycard took mine over last year and completely ignored the arrangements I had in place and I've had to fight to reclaim interest and keep the arranged payments. Now the review time is due they've started slapping on the interest and getting stroppy.

 

I don't hold out much hope of seeing a CA because I also had a marbles account with HFC which was assigned to Phoenix recoveries last year and they still haven't produced even a T&C! My N244 is in with the judge as I type ;)

 

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/legal-issues/192275-ccj-interest-debt.html

 

Good Luck, You will receive plenty of support.

 

Regards, Spam

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Hi all.

 

Thanks for the replies and suggestions. I've made the minimum payment.

 

Here's the (bog standard?) reply from Barclaycard. 2 pager which ends... ''This completes our obligation to you under Section 78 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Yours Sincerely etc etc...

 

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I'm almost envious! :rolleyes:

 

They completely ignored the CA request I sent in April...I know they received it because I have the proof of delivery.

 

I sent them a SAR a couple of weeks ago too so I'll wait and see if they ignore that too. :)

 

Continued good luck with your quest.

 

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Hi,

 

With regards to addresses, this link is probably the best to use.

 

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/show-post/post-1986320.html

 

As far as the CA is concerned Have you actually received 'their idea of' one under seperate cover or are you still waiting?

 

Depending on what you have received is where you go from here. :)

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Thanks for the link.

 

Still waiting on their ''under seperate cover'' one....as all I've received is the letter above.

 

Do I wait another 14 days? ....or have they got longer?

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Thanks for the link.

 

Still waiting on their ''under seperate cover'' one....as all I've received is the letter above.

 

Do I wait another 14 days? ....or have they got longer?

 

If you haven't received it within the statutory time limit of your request you can then send them a letter saying that the account is in dispute until such times as you receive the agreement.

 

I'll scout out a template for you and post it when I've got it. :-)

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OK,

 

This thread has two letters on it that could be useful to you.

 

One post is about a letter to send if, when you get your agreement, it turns out to be the usual T&Cs, and the other is if you haven't received anything within the 12+2 days.

 

Hope it helps.

 

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/debt-collection-industry/168619-barclaycard-cca-response.html

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Get the SAR sent off to the Northampton address on your statement.

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OK,

 

This thread has two letters on it that could be useful to you.

 

One post is about a letter to send if, when you get your agreement, it turns out to be the usual T&Cs, and the other is if you haven't received anything within the 12+2 days.

 

Hope it helps.

 

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/debt-collection-industry/168619-barclaycard-cca-response.html

 

Thanks for doing that. Great reading.

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Hello again.

 

Just to update....I've received my 6 years worth of statements today....I'm making the minimum payment and it goes without saying they've never sent me the CCA.....I haven't sent them the Account In Dispute letter as I wanted to see if they'd repay the late fees first....

 

Is there a template letter I can send off in reply claiming all the late fees? and is it a flat 8% I've to add on to the total?...or have I read that completely wrong via other threads?

 

The letter also states...''This information (the statements) we have enclosed relating to this account is all that we hold''...is that a standard reply or an admission of sorts that they don't have my CCA?

 

As always, appreciate any replies, please.

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Hi bl

 

Slick suggested this link with regards to claiming the charges..

 

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/faqs-please-read-these/25457-guide-reclaiming-bank-charges.html

 

The letter also states...''This information (the statements) we have enclosed relating to this account is all that we hold''...is that a standard reply or an admission of sorts that they don't have my CCA?

 

 

That reply is a standard reply...tomorrow you could get an envelope with something else in it or an envelope with nothing in it, as in my case:rolleyes:

 

Dealing with Barclaycard is like pulling teeth... and banging your head against a brick wall...you need lots of patience.

 

Spam.:)

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Prelim Claim letter - http://www.consumerforums.com/resources/templates-library/48-bank-templates/121-bookworm

 

Spreadsheets - http://www.consumerforums.com/resources/templates-library/48-bank-templates/118-interest-calculation-spreadsheets

 

In your Prelim, you don't ask for 8% Int't - this only gets added if you file your claim at court.

 

If you want to claim higher interest from them, you should do so from the outset. Read here - http://www.consumerforums.com/resources/templates-library/51-guidance-notes/233-interest-tutorial

 

Good threads including Contractual Interest to read in this forum are Mackerel's - http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/barclaycard/138906-mackerel-barclaycard.html

 

.... and Skintboy's - http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/barclaycard/171099-barclaycard-round-2-a.html

 

Read them both thoroughly - it'll serve you very well.

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Thanks Spam & Slick for the replies...

 

The Template Prelim letter was sent a few days ago....If I don't hear anything (in 14 days from the sent date?) do I send off the LBA one?

 

Thanks.

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Oh YES !!

 

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